Statewide Iowa Media Tour Announced for Career and Technical Education Programs

March 5, 2019 

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka; (703) 683-9312

Statewide Iowa Media Tour Announced for Career and Technical Education Programs
National, Iowa ACTEs to host media tour throughout Iowa from March 11-14

Alexandria, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) has announced a joint media tour in Iowa with the Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education (Iowa ACTE). The two associations will visit eight career and technical education (CTE) programs between Monday, March 11 and Thursday, March 14.

Members of the media, state legislators and local policymakers are invited to attend. The tours will provide firsthand insight into the innovative CTE programs in the area, as well as an opportunity to ask questions of representatives from both associations, school administrators, educators and students. Traveling to each stop on the tour will be: Sandy Miller, Iowa ACTE Executive Director; Lisa Stange, ACTE Region III Vice President and Iowa Department of Education Liaison; and Jarrod Nagurka, ACTE Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager.

Event dates, times and locations are below. Please RSVP to Jarrod Nagurka at or 703-683-9312.

Full Schedule for Iowa CTE Media Tour

Monday, March 11

Sioux City Career Academy — Sioux City
Time: 8:30AM
Address: 627 4th St., Sioux City, IA 51101
Programming: Tour of health science pathways, fashion and interior design, and engineering programs. 

Western Iowa Tech Community College — Sioux City
Time: 1:00PM
Address: 4647 Stone Ave., Sioux City, IA 51106
Programming: Tour of pharmacy technician, nurse aide, robotics and video media production programs. 

Tuesday, March 12

MMCRU High School — Marcus, IA
Time: 8:30AM
Address: 400 E. Fenton St., Marcus, IA 51035
Programming: Tour of industrial tech and agriculture programs. 

North Central Career Academy — Eagle Grove
Time: 1:30PM
Address: 216 S. Park Ave., Eagle Grove, IA 50533
Programming: Tour of business, teacher academy, manufacturing, engineering and health services programs.

Wednesday, March 13

Western Outreach Center — Holland
Time: 8:30AM
Address: 17040 Market Ave., Holland, IA 50642
Programming: Tour of health, advanced manufacturing, agricultural and business academies.

Waterloo Career Center — Waterloo
Time: 1:00PM
Address: 1350 Katoski Dr., Waterloo, IA 50702
Programming: Sustainable construction, advanced manufacturing, nursing and digital programs. 

Thursday, March 14

Linn-Mar High School — Marion
Time: 9:00AM
Address: 3111 N. 10th St., Marion, IA 52302
Programming: Agriculture, business, family and consumer sciences, and industrial tech programs.

Kirkwood Community College — Cedar Rapids
Time: 1:00PM
Address: Hotel at Kirkwood Center, 7725 Kirkwood Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Programming: Tour of hospitality arts program and roundtable discussion with students.


About ACTE:

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.